This week I drop in with Bob McAtee, of facilitated stretching fame. We talk about a number of subjects including what it takes to be a good teacher, and lessons learned along the way. We also explore the science behind facilitated stretching, where it was, and how it has changed in recent years.“I have to say, when I look back on my initial attempts to be a teacher I was really not very good!” Click To Tweet
I ask him about a failure with a client, and perhaps we came up with a solution. I really enjoyed my conversation with Bob. The conversation was easy, comfortable, and full of honest self assessment. I aspire to be as intellectually honest and curious as most of my guests. Bob is no exception.“I have been working for the last 30 years to become a better teacher. I think I’m pretty good now, but I have lots of room to grow.” Click To Tweet “People learn at different paces.” Click To Tweet
In this episode:
[1:50] How Bob got into bodywork
[4:50] How Bob got into teaching
[8:00] Bob’s self asessment
[12:25] Bob’s Book “faciliated Stretching”
[15:39] The big change to facilitated stretching
[24:45] Ways MT’s fail at stretching
[30:32] How should we use streching?
[33:02] What are his new projects?
[37:45] Pros and cons of online classes
[41:04] Bob’s failure